The Pechanga Pow Wow, June 28-30, is one of the largest in the United States, often drawing 60,000 people to Temecula. It offers a free, cultural event for all ages. Included in the festivities are two fireworks shows.

Each year on the Saturday night of the Pow Wow, the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians also puts on a free fireworks show that equals those of the top amusement parks and sports stadiums.

New this year since the Pow Wow comes earlier than the Fourth of July weekend is an additional, free fireworks extravaganza on Saturday, July 6. Both the June 29 and July 6 pyrotechnics shows will be staged from the Pow Wow grounds and will begin after dusk.

Native drum and peon contests bring out the participants’ competitive spirit as they vie for their share of $80,000 in prizes money. Many spectators say some of the show’s most impressive dancing and drumming happens at the beginning of each day with the Grand Entry. Audiences are treated to an unrivaled display of color, song and culture throughout the Pow Wow. Thomas Phillips of the Kiowa/Creek tribe serves as this year’s Pechanga Pow Wow Master of Ceremonies.

Performers’ ages ranges from 2 to 80. In addition to the performances, the Pechanga Pow Wow features more than 200 vendors selling native arts, crafts, foods and more.

The public is invited to bring low-backed lawn chairs and blankets to view both fireworks shows happening at the Pechanga pow wow grounds. The Pow Wow performances feature bleacher seating for spectators. Free parking is also available throughout the Pechanga Resort and Casino premises and complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the event site.

For more information on the 18th Annual Pechanga Pow Wow, call 951-770-4769


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